Jul 29, 2020
Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Outrageous Okona” (part 4 of 6)
On the bridge, the shlocky New Age background music returns and convinces me to stop smoking and play tennis better. Worf tells Data they’ve tracked another unidentified vessel, but this one isn’t responding to hails. Out in space, we see the ship fly into view, and it basically looks like someone dropped a hair dryer, broke the thing, and then decided to use half of it as this prop.
Worf reports that the ship is locking “lasers” on the Enterprise. To make sure we get the oddness of this, Worf pronounces it, “llllllllayyyysers!” A dismissive Picard exposits that “llllllayyyyysers can’t even penetrate our navigation shields!” Riker points out regulations call for a Yellow Alert. “Mmmm,” Cocky Picard says, “Very old regulation!” Well, aren’t you a bad ass?
Picard orders shields dropped, and Riker asks why. Smug Picard says, “In case we decide to surrender to them, Number One!” Okay, why don’t you just unzip your pants and whip it out right there on the bridge, Jean-Luc? You might as well. Anyway, Worf just glowers and growls.